Gananda Dollars for Scholars Awarded 31 Scholarships Totaling $36,450 in 2018

Below are the Scholarship Recipients:

Henry Bush - University of Buffalo, Accounting -  Invest Your Time Scholarship, J.D. Chapman Agency Inc Award

Kaira Donnan - Hofstra University, Physician's Assistant Program - Richard Mann Award, Gananda Employees Care About Kids Award, Phone-a-Thon Award

Alexander Farley - SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Cyber security - Walworth Grange Award, Walworth Chamber of Commerce, WTCC Award

Alexandria Fioravanti -Keuka College, Nursing - Walworth Auxiliary Fire Dept, Western Wayne Art Group Thomas McCune Award

Emily Francis -  University of Buffalo, Nursing - Liebert Family Visual Arts Scholarship, Gananda Sports Boosters Award, Rich Struzzi Memorial Scholarship, Phone-a-Thon Award

James Furey - MCC, Electrical Engineering - Baldwin Richardson Foods Scholarship, Phone-a-Thon Award

Jenna Ginsberg - John Carroll University, Biology - Assemblyman Bob Oaks Award, Gananda Sports Boosters Award, Foundation of the Future Award, Phone-a-Thon Award, Super Senior Volunteers

Jason Good - Chestnut Hill College, Forensic Biology - Blue Panther Award, Gananda Youth Lacrosse Scholarship, Boys Scouts of America Troop 167 Eagle Scholarship, Mike Pane Student Athlete Scholarship, Phone-a-Thon Award

Madison Harding - SUNY Geneseo, Business Adminstration - Re/Max I Heart My Hometown Scholarship, K & D Disposal Salutatorian Scholarship, Foundations of the Future Award, Phone-a-Thon Award, Super Senior Volunteers

Steven Heumann - Ithaca College, Business Administration - Gananda Parents' Association Scholarship, Gananda Sports Boosters Award

Claire Howard - University of Pittsburgh, Pharmacy -  Ryan J. Loftis Memorial Scholarship, Foundation of the Future Award, Phone-a-Thon Award, Super Senior Volunteer

Julia Hoyser - SUNY Brockport, Biology - Community Award

Austin Jacobs - University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Athletic Training - Walworth Fire Department Award, Airy Acres Sportmanship Award, Super Senior Volunteer

Carey Land - SUNY Geneseo, Psychology -  Gananda Youth Lacrosse Scholarship, Long Acre Farms Award, Phone-a-Thon Award, Super Senior Volunteer

Alexis Litteer - SUNY Morrisville, Psychology - Maureen Louise McGary Doway Scholarship, Luanne D. Palatas Bentzoni & Michael E. Palatas Memorial Award

Kelsey Lofvenborg - Elmira College, Psychology - Macedon Center Twirlette Award, Steinmiller Associates Inc

Asialy Munoz - SUNY Brockport, Psychology - Emily Paige Bickert Human Spirit Award, K & D Academic Excellence Scholarship

Molly Nichols - SUNY Brockport, Early Childhood Education - Gananda Community Youth Theatre Award, Drumlin Square Lodge #1180 Award

Marisa Ostrowsky -Virginia Tech, Aerospace Engineering -  Abraham R. Bullis Prize in Mathematics, Baldwin Richardson Foods Scholarship, Foundations of the Future Award, Phone-a-Thon Award, Super Senior Volunteers

Rebecca Reeves - FLCC, Psychology - Walworth Order of the Eastern Star Award, Gananda Sports Boosters Award

Amanda Rossi - SUNY Geneseo, Undeclared - Nettie Bullis Prize in Business, Foundation of the Future Award, Phone-a-Thon Award

Casey Seaman - University of Buffalo, Mechanical Engineering - Re/Max I Heart My Hometown Scholarship, Phone-a-Thon Award

Patrick Shanley - Wagner College, Biology/Pre-Med -  JAG Award, Gananda Central School District Distinguished Panther Award

Hannah Smith - Nazareth College, Psychology - Gananda Central School District Distinguished Panther Award, Get-it-Straight Orthodontics College Scholarship Award, Wesley Richard Smith Memorial Scholarship, Phone-a-Thon Award, Super Senior Volunteer

Nicholas Stange - Unversity of Arkansas, Engineering - GDFS 911 Award

Jacob Stanyard - Cornell University, Biology - Gananda Sports Boosters Award, Ruben A. Cirillo Award, Joshua Peter Bourgeois Memorial Scholarship, Phone-a-Thon Award, Super Senior Volunteers

Megan Stookey - Colorado State University, Biomedical Sciences - Gananda Performing Arts Boosters Scholarship, Macedon Town Ambulance Corps Scholarship, Joshua Peter Bourgeois Memorial Scholarship, Phone-a-Thon Award

Olivia Thomas - SUNY Albany, Biology - Maureen Louise McGary Doway Scholarship, Susan Alexander Memorial Scholarship, Phone-a-Thon Award, Super Senior Volunteers

Jonathon Weise - SUNY Albany, Homeland Security - Macedon Police Association, Gananda Sports Boosters Award

Taylor Wood - Ithaca College, Physical Therapy - The Golf Club at Blue Heron Hills Scholarship, K & D Academic Excellence Scholarship

Alizabeth York - Emory University, Behavioral Biology - Gananda Performing Arts Boosters Scholarship, Macedon Town Ambulance Corps Scholarship, Lyons National Bank Valedictorian Scholarship, Foundation of the Future Award, Phone-a-Thon Award, Super Senior Volunteers

Gananda Dollars for Scholars is a United Way donor designated organization.

Our ID# is 3323.

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 counties, your workplace may be part of the campaign.

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"I am grateful to live in a community that has a program like this to support its seniors. I appreciate all the GDFS volunteers do to make this possible."

-- Amy T., recipient of 2017 Foundations of the Future Award


"Thank you for putting me closer to my dreams. The Phone-a-thon was a really fun activity to be a part of...I  loved being involved in the activity. The event was even greater since it was for a good cause, our success".

-- Tom K., recipient of 2017 GDFS Phone-a-thon Award


"I'm grateful for the opportunities the scholarship will open up for me and my education, I'm thankful that GDFS has taken me into consideration when awarding these scholarships. I am looking forward to continuing my education at SUNY Geneseo".

-- Sarah S., recipient of 2017 GDFS Phone-a-thon Award


Financial Aid Information:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

NY State Higher Education Services Corporation

Rochester Community Foundation Scholarships

Ruben A. Cirillo HS Guidance Department

Scholarship Coach from Scholarship America

Scholarship America Collegiate Partner Directory

Fastweb Scholarships

Gananda Rotary Scholarship

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Gananda Dollars for Scholars is a community-based, nonprofit organization that raises scholarship funds for qualified Gananda graduates. These scholarships help to further the education of students who have a strong work ethic and contribute to the community. GDFS is supported by local individuals, organizations and businesses, and is a part of Scholarship America. We offer students and parents a resource to locate local and national scholarship opportunities. Gananda Dollars for Scholars is a  501(c)(3) non-profit, which means your donation is tax deductible.